Made in pain, the strangest things you ever seen
Oh, look at how they swing, would you look at how they swing?
This refrain is the song’s most direct reference to its namesake, the anti-lynching song “Strange Fruit"
This line also builds upon the line in Break The Chain L.A.S.E.R.S. where Lupe raps:
From the trees we hung
Strange fruit man look at how we swung
So Lupe was originally referencing “Strange Fruit” in “Break the Chain”; on this song he has expanded upon those ideas (of racial oppression, i.e. through lynching) and brought them to “fruition”.
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